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Great for walks

Always a lovely place for walks, if you have a dog be prepared to carry your full poop bags home... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
offaly, ireland
A Lovely Afternoon Stroll

Visited in mid October. The house was closed during my visit - which is a pity as it looked... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
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Emo, Ireland
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All reviews coffee shop well worth a visit guided tour the ground floor scones first floor nice walk lovely place to visit on site bring your own a real gem ample parking free admission sunny day on display answered all our questions fascinating history
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a lovely place for walks, if you have a dog be prepared to carry your full poop bags home again as there are no bins provided. The house tour was interesting although I felt uncomfortable with our particular guide. Cafe has nice food and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YvonneOffaly_Ireland
Reviewed 3 November 2018

pros: beautiful grounds, amazing construction, café/gift shop, ample parking, exterior free admission cons: interior not accessible after September, closes at 5 or 6pm, rural Ireland

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Visited in mid October. The house was closed during my visit - which is a pity as it looked wonderful. The gardens were lovely though and were perfect for an autumn stroll.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrightonDub
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours touring Emo Court House and Grounds. The house tour lasts around 35 minutes and is brilliant value at €5 for adults. The beautiful grounds are completely free. Careful though, opening hours are seasonal so check before you travel....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Well worth a visit. James Gandon is the architect behind this lovely building. I won't spoil you with its history. ANNE is an excellent, knowledgeable Guide. Fr Browne was a wonderful photographer and many of his photos from during the War and also from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Beside great guided tour we had a pleasant walk around the demesne gardens and lake. Parking just outside the house and tea rooms on site.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julienkavanagh
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Emo Court is set in beautiful parkland and woodland. There are loads of trails of differing lengths, but all pretty flat including around the lake. Lots of insect and bird life. There is a lovely looking coffee shop, we were there in the evening so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jamastipperary
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived just after the house and coffee shop had closed. Tge grounds are stunning and the exterior of the house is fabulous. The lake walk is beautiful and we had a lovely time. Definetly be back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The grounds to this old house are beautiful. Well worth a visit for a stunning walk. The house is very nice and more unrestricted than similar buildings. The lady giving the tour was lovely and gave my child pictures to draw and colour. The cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank neadweeney
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We, my wife and I, together with several friends and mother in law, who is in her nineties visited this stunning place several times. Every time you go there you are struck by the beauty of the building and amazing interior,hospitality,fantastic tour guides, who are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Andrea M
3 August 2018|
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Response from L7625LSnickk | Reviewed this property |
its open sundays. and its frer.
Zoe P
7 June 2015|
Response from Joeb22 | Reviewed this property |
I have been here on many occasions, always with me dog. A lot of other people also walk their dogs there. I had never had anyone come to me and tell me that dogs weren't allowed. Most people exercise a bit of common sense... More